Impact of Digital Tools on Student Writing
A majority of Advanced Placement and National Writing Project teachers say digital tools encourage students to be more invested in their writing and make teaching writing easier, but also worry that they are having some undesirable effects.
Is childhood obesity contagious?
Every parent knows that young children catch lots of things at school: chicken pox, the flu and, of course, the annual back-to-school cold. Now there’s evidence that kids can catch something else from their classmates: obesity. Of course there isn’t a fat virus, or at least one we know about. But a research team from […]
Shop online? Many teens do it, but more prefer the store
American teens have long been the country’s most-wired age group. But contrary to the stereotype of hyper-connected teens, they say some things are better done in person.
What’s behind the falling teen birth rates?
The sharp drop in teen birth rates, especially among Hispanic teens, appears to be linked to both economic and attitudinal factors. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported last week that the birth rate among 15- to 19-year-olds had fallen to a record low 31.3 births per 1,000 in 2011. Teen birth rates dropped for […]
Infographic: Teens: Median Number of Facebook Friends
Among teen Facebook users, the median number of friends they have on their profiles is around 300.
Infographic: What Teens Share on Social Media
Among the things teens choose to share on social media, their real name and photos of themselves rank the highest. What else do they share?
Infographic: Sharing, Connections, and Privacy in the World of Teen Social Media
Explore what teens choose to share and keep private and with whom in this infographic.
Interactive: How Teens Share Information on Social Media
Answer the question in this interactive to begin building the interactive profile, and explore what teens share about themselves on social networking sites and what they post and prune on their profiles.
Interactive: Teens on Facebook: What They Share with Friends
The typical (median) teen Facebook user has 300 friends. The larger a teen’s network, the more likely they are to have a wider variety of friends and share more personal information.
How Teens Share on Social Media
Teens are sharing more personal information on their profiles than in the past. They choose private settings for Facebook, but share with large networks of friends. Most teen social media users say they aren’t very concerned about third-party access to their data.